NAFA administers the U.S. Alfalfa Farmer Research
Initiative (aka Alfalfa Checkoff Program), a farmer-funded investment
in alfalfa-related research to help drive innovation and profitability
in the alfalfa industry.
The U.S. Alfalfa Farmer Research Initiative, implemented voluntarily
by seed brand, is assessed at the rate of $1/bag of alfalfa seed.
One-hundred percent of the checkoff funds will be used to support
public research into alfalfa and alfalfa forage systems.
Each brand identifies their willingness to participate in the checkoff
program. The role of participating brands is simply to facilitate
the collection of the checkoff from farmers purchasing their alfalfa